Sustainability is essential to ensure a good quality of life for everyone without causing irreversible damage to the planet for future generations. This requires careful balancing of lifestyle, social equity and care for the environment.
The whole school community at Raynham Primary School are becoming increasingly aware of their responsibility to promote and practise sustainable development. As a school we have a special role to play in securing the future for young people; as a place of learning, we can help pupils understand our impact on the planet and through ‘leading by example’ are well placed to demonstrate sustainable living and working to pupils and the wider community alike.
At Raynham Primary School, we are keen to work towards improving our positive effects on the environment and reducing our adverse effects.
Raynham’s Edible Garden
School Streets Lite
To develop safer streets around our school as well as support the reduction of air pollution in our local community, our school, amongst many others across London, has joined School Streets Lite scheme in collaboration with Enfield Council.
The scheme will be run by volunteers and during term time between 8.15 and 9.15 a.m. and 2.45 and 3.45 p.m., Raynham Avenue will have a restricted access to cyclists, residents and blue badge holders only.
During the trial period, it is important that people in the community provide Enfield Council with the feedback so that this can be taken into consideration on how the scheme should be adapted.
For further information, please visit Let’s talk pages for school streets in the first instance or email Healthy Streets email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Fogle’s Zero to Hero Emissions Miles Challenge for KS2
At school your child has been learning about sustainable travel and electric vehicles. With the increased focus on improving air quality, alternative transport methods have become increasingly popular. Did you know that there are close to 230,000 electric cars on UK roads? Go Ultra Low is challenging all KS2 pupils across the UK to take part in a week of zero emission travel…
Can your child take part in Ben Fogle’s Hero to Zero Emission Miles Challenge?
Community safety, unity and cohesion
We are very proud to be part of a culturally diverse community that enriches our life experiences, and we would love to continue to build strong links with the residents in our postcode, whilst continuing to positively influence the children we teach to become responsible local and global citizens.
However; the exponential increase in muggings, robberies and the evident presence of drugs on our streets, is resulting in creating a climate of fear for safety whilst walking and travelling. We feel that a coordinated effort involving the government, the local council, increased police presence and establishment of safer neighbourhood communities alongside of creating guardians of the communities acting as positive role models is required to ensure that effective measures are put in place so that we enable the perpetrators of these crimes to make more positive life choices whilst keeping our community safe.
We would love to get your support in helping us to raise awareness of the issues we, as a community, are facing. Please sign the letters we are sending to the Prime Minister as well as the local council, local MP and the police. Help us to make a difference. Thank you.
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